Tuesday, 31 December 2013

Maximise Natural Light on Dull and Dreary Days

New Year's Eve in England and the weather is wet, dull and dreary. Frameless glass door room dividers, when closed, enable maximum natural light flow whilst helping to reduce draughts and heat loss in the areas you are keeping warm.

When the doors are fully closed, there is a standard pivot-opening glass door for general use. When you don't want the room to be divided, just slide open up the rest of the doors andpush them against the side wall. What could be simpler?

It's the perfect time to think about installing frameless glass room dividers. Take a look at them on-line and submit a quotation request. We'll respond as soon as we re-open after the new year and you could have your divider-doors installed before the end of the winter. You will love their versatility during the varying springtime climate!!


Also available from Sightline Doors.

Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Frameless Glass Doors featured



Double glazed Frameless Glass Doors and toughened frameless glass room divider doors are featured in this montage from UK door manufacturer SunSeeker Doors.

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Friday, 18 October 2013

Glass Options for Frameless Glass Doors

Frameless Glass Doors

This view is taken from inside a summer house where toughened "unbreakable" glass doors have been installed.

The doors have no side frames and therefore no side hinges. They easily slide left and right along teflon guides above and below. As each door reaches the end of the guides, there is a swivel-point so that the doors can open inwards or outwards (as specified) to enable the whole width of the opening to be used for access.

These are slide and pivot doors but are also called slide and swivel, slide and swing, slide and turn doors.

Glass Options for Frameless Glass Doors.
Plain glass is included as standard but you may order tinted glass or "mirror-glass" options at additional cost. The installation shown above has a special coating that, from outside, is reflective (mirror glass) which is useful for privacy (sometimes called privacy glass). As can be seen, the view from the inside is like looking through tinted glass.

Toughened or Tempered glass is a single sheet of thick glass, unlike double glazing which comprises two sheets of standard thickness glass, hermetically sealed to create a thermal vacuum. Building regulations do not allow tempered glass doors to be used on an external wall of your home. If you would like slide and turn doors or bi folding doors on your home, please view the other options on www.sunseekerdoors.co.uk.


Wednesday, 18 September 2013

Frameless Glass Doors: AMAZING

We were delighted to receive this email...

Sent: 29 August 2013 19:35
Subject: Frameless doors

Hi Tony

Firstly id just like to say a big thank you for the doors. Your fitters worked all day to get me water tight and secure and I know you guys get a lot of grief from us customers. The doors look amazing. And I mean AMAZING.
Once they are buffed up and shiny Id happily do a testimonial for you guys and let you have my before and after shots if you'd like.

There were only a couple of minor snags. The sill just needs its joining strip and there was some finishing strips needed inside and out. The main one though probably was the gaskets were a little too short and so there are air gaps still on the tops and bottoms of the panels when they are compressed together. The lads tell me that they'll do it when they fit the final window (If you could let me know when that will be Id be grateful).
Ive got some photos if you need them but I'm sure the guys have it all in hand.

Once again though Tony. Just to reiterate. The doors look bloody amazing.
Driving rain and wind here we come!!!!!

Dave

Wednesday, 14 August 2013

Frameless Glass Patio Doors and Room Dividers


Glass, especially as double-glazed units, is heavy! This means that any opening panels must be properly supported, either at the top, bottom or sides. If supported at the sides, as with traditional pivot-opening doors, stong hinges are attached to the side of the door, requiring double glazed units to have sufficient frame width and strength to prevent the weight of the glass from placing too much strain on the hinges or they may twist or break.

Bi folding doors are made up of a number of doors joined together by hinges, therefore similar rules apply. It follows that frames made of aluminium are stronger than those made of plastic, therefore doors with pvc frames will require more frame per door to provide sufficient strength.

Additionally, though, bi folding doors are folding-sliding doors therefore support is also necessary at the top of bottom of the doors to enable them to slide. As stated, glass is heavy, so doors that rest on the floor will be more difficult to slide than doors supported from above.

The benefit of Frameless Glass Doors is minimal interruption to the views through the windows or doors.

How do Frameless Glass Doors work?


The key is to eliminate the need for hinges. Instead of joined doors folidng as they slide, each door slides and individually pivots open once it reaches the side of the opening - see this 37 second video demonstration:



The doors in the demonstration are double glazed, which is why there is a narrow opaque edge at the sides of the doors - this is the sealed gasket, necessary in kite-marked double glazing, to achieve sufficient thermal values to comply with British building regulations when installed as replacement patio doors.

Interior frameless glass doors for use as retractable room dividers, need not comply with the same regulations and can be supplied as plain tempered glass - single glazed, thick 'unbreakable' glass - with nothing at the sides to interrupt your views.

The Sightline Doors website has images of frameless glass patio doors and frameless glass room divider doors, together with a brief description.

Tuesday, 16 July 2013

Slide-and-Turn Glass Doors

Launched by SunSeeker Doors in 2008 as Frameless Glass Curtains, these elegant and contemporary tempered glass doors have been installed in commercial premises and homes throughout the UK and overseas, from Malta to Antigua.

Ideal as room dividers and where double-glazing is not a requirement, our Frameless Glass Doors can be found on the main website, SunSeekerDoors.co.uk.

Other products in the SunSeeker Doors retractable glass doors range include Frameless Double Glazed Doors and UltraSlim Doors, which work on the same principle of slide-and-turn glass doors.


And, of course, our original product, Slimline aluminium bi-folding doors.

Thursday, 13 June 2013

One-Way Glass in Frameless Glass Doors

The tempered "unbreakable" glass in our Frameless Glass Doors and room dividers can be manufactured with a special coating which has a mirror effect from one side, affording considerable privacy! The video features our slide-and-pivot style Frameless Glass Doors with this latest one-way glass option:


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